Stars and Stripes: Trump insists troops love him, attacks top brass ‘who want to do nothing but fight wars’President Donald Trump touted his popularity with the troops and complained about his lack of support from military leaders at the Pentagon, days after a news report claimed he disparaged fallen service members as “losers” and “suckers.”
Trump, speaking at a Labor Day press conference at the White House Monday, compared his treatment of soldiers to that of his challenger in the upcoming election, former Vice President Joe Biden, who, according to Trump, sent the nation’s youth to fight in endless wars.
“It’s one of the reasons the military — I’m not saying the military is in love with me; the soldiers are,” he said. “The top people in the Pentagon probably aren’t because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.”
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WNU Editor: Another President talking about the military industrial complex. But it is true about one thing. Unlike his predecessors, President Trump has not been filling American military cemeteries.
More News On President Trump’s Remarks On The Pentagon Leadership
Trump: Pentagon leaders want war to keep contractors ‘happy’ — AP
Trump says Pentagon chiefs are accommodating weapons makers — Politico
Trump launches unprecedented attack on military leadership he appointed — CNN
Trump accuses Pentagon leaders of wanting to ‘fight wars’ to make defense companies rich — Task & Purpose
Trump claims Pentagon chiefs aren’t ‘in love’ with him, but ‘the soldiers are’ — The Week
Trump says troops love him even if Pentagon brass doesn’t — Yahoo News
Liberals & hawks accuse Trump of ‘attack’ on military after he says Pentagon chiefs ‘fight wars to keep arms dealers healthy’ — RT